Inuit Art

December 0712, 2019
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LOT 12

Lot 12


Lot 12 Details
LUCY TASSEOR TUTSWEETOK (1934-2012), Eskimo Point / Arviat


16.5 x 7.5 x 3.9 in — 42 x 19 x 10 cm

Estimate $1,500-$2,500

Realised: $1,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Tutsweetok describes her sculpting technique: “I prefer to carve by the shape of the stone. If there is a curved area, I’ll put a head there.” The artist points out that when she first started using power tools she wasn’t confident with them, but now she feels “comfortable with them” for “fixing the body of the sculpture.” When creating faces she uses an axe or files to shape the nose or mouth.


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LOT 12

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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